Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has announced that on Monday, February 14, members of the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office Special Victims Unit arrested Michael Serrano, 29, of Bayonne, on charges relating to an incident where he provided two minors with alcoholic beverages and then committed an explicit crime on a 14-year-old girl.
According to Prosecutor Suarez, Serrano was charged with Aggravated Criminal Explicit Contact, Endangering the Welfare of a Minor.
He was arrested at the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office in Jersey City and remanded to the Hudson County Correctional Facility.
Prosecutor Suarez stated that on Friday, July 16, 2021, representatives from the Bayonne Medical Center Emergency Room contacted the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office after a 14-year-old girl reported being the victim of an explicit crime.
An investigation by the Special Victims Unit determined Serrano provided two teenage girls, ages 14 and 15, with alcoholic beverages.
Serrano then parked behind a building on Lefante Way and committed an explicit crime on the 14-year-old victim in the back seat of a vehicle. The 15-year-old was present when the crime was committed.
Prosecutor Suarez credited the Special Victims Unit with the investigation and arrest.
Anyone wishing to report a sex crime should call the Hudson CountProsecutor's's Office Special Victims Unit (SVU) at 201-915-1234.